Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Maile Levy
Ms. Leonard
English 9H Per. 3
3/7/16

Friendship Keeps Humans Content

Everyone needs companionship to truly prosper in life and be cheerful. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck this claim appears many times through characters who struggle with feeling fulfilled due to the lack of companionship. The characters are jealous of the relationship George and Lennie have because of their solitude. This envy is proven multiple times within the book with Crooks, Candy, and even Slim, showing that it is human nature to crave attention because of the fear of being alone. Because of Crook’s ethnicity, he is discriminated making him an outcast. In the barn, crooks finally spills out his feeling to Lennie, considering the fact that he has never talked about his feeling before, but he then reveals, “ A guy goes nuts if he ain 't got nobody. Don 't make no difference who the guy is long’s he’s with you,” (80). Crooks had to abolish his hopes to persevere his dreams because of his skin color. He was so desperate for companionship that he poured out all of his feelings on Lennie who could not comprehend his thoughts. It shows a sense of hopelessness that he can only share it with the most hopeless person of them all, Lennie. Later in the same conversation, the brutality of segregation is shown once again when he says, “S’pose you didn’t have nobody. S’pose you couldn’t go to the bunk house and play rummy ‘cause you was black,” (80). Crooks experiences a…

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